The Michelin Guide has announced its 2022 star revelation for Italy in what is a record-breaking year for the country.
The stars were announced at a live-streamed ceremony with chefs in attendance, with a total of 329 restaurants receiving one star - 33 of them for the first time - and two additions to the two-star ranks, bringing the total to 38. All 11 three-Michelin-star restaurants kept their status at the top of the culinary tree, with none losing their stars this year. Some 30 restaurants were awarded the Michelin Green Star this year, with an incredible 17 new additions. Over half of the chefs awarded Michelin stars this year are under 35 years of age, which means the future of Italian gastronomy is in good hands.
How many Michelin star restaurants are there in Italy?
The 2022 Michelin guide includes 378 stars (up from 371)
11 three-star restaurants (number unchanged)
38 two-star restaurants (up from 36)
329 one-star restaurants (33 of which are new; previously 323)
Michelin Guide Italy 2021 - the complete list of new one-stars
Luigi Lepore, Luigi Lepore, Lamezia Terme (CZ)
Hyle, Antonio Biafora, San Giovanni in Fiore (CS)
Aria, Paolo Barrale, Napoli
Contaminazioni Restaurant, Giuseppe Molaro, Somma Vesuviana (NA)
Li Galli, Savio Perna, Positano (SA)
Rear Restaurant, Francesco Franzese, Nola
Cannavacciuolo Countryside, Nicola Somma, Vico Equense (Na)
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